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Gate of Great Harmony (Taihe Men)

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Address: Inside The Palace of Museum, Beijing, China
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Good photo oppertuinity

When visiting the Forbidden City this is one location that you may be able to get a tourist photograph without other tourists in it. Good luck.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 25 September 2016
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Deal, United Kingdom
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Deal, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2016

When visiting the Forbidden City this is one location that you may be able to get a tourist photograph without other tourists in it. Good luck.

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Tinsukia, India
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016

By now we had crossed three imposing gates on entering Tienanmen Square, this just felt repetitive. Although the courtyard on both sides does give it a picturesque appeal which again is offset by the hoards of tourist.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016

A beautiful gate with interesting concrete work and statues. Classical Chinese architecture and very photogenic.

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Adria, Italy
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 February 2016

More superb Forbidden City architecture, the size of this and other buildings take your breath away!

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Perth, United Kingdom
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 January 2016

My recollection of visiting is that the correct name was Gate of Supreme Harmony. The first of many featured buildings as you enter the Forbidden City.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2015 via mobile

Well, like the rest of the Forbidden city complex, this gate too is spellbinding. Really grand. And makes a backdrop for some fabulous photographs. Only minus would be the great rush of people who are also doing what you are...trying to get that great selfie😂 Do read the commentary that is available on the boards. The history of the place... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

This is another classic example of the phenomenon which is the Forbidden City. The scale and expanse of the palaces, courtyards, statuary and details can be overwhelming but you are rewarded by a unique experience and it is a must do for all tourists and vistors to Beijing.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

This is another lovely gate that you will pass through when you visit Tienanmen Square and the Forbidden City. The lions in front of the gate are huge and are a great photo opportunity. You can walk up the stairs or take the ramp up to get to it. Once at the top you have a lovely view of the... More 

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Beijing, Beijing, China
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

This is the number one attraction in Beijing. I have been here many times to show our visitors the beautiful palace, This gate is impressive and so are many other buildings inside.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2015

What an impressive front entrance this is. Crossing over from Tien'enman Square this is the impressive gateway to The Forbidden City. Enjoy the initial view because shortly you will be engulfed in the thousands of visitors who flood through this gateway everyday.

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